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Sea Change
Sea Change

A new podcast from WWNO/WRKF will dive deep into the environmental issues facing coastal communities on the Gulf Coast and beyond. Sea Change will bring you stories that illuminate, inspire, and sometimes enrage, but above all, remind us why we must work together to solve the issues facing our warming world. The podcast will help document our changing coasts with accountability journalism that’s too often missing from today’s media, while sharing captivating stories from the people dealing with the most significant and complex problems of our time.

Hosted by Carlyle Calhoun and Halle Parker, the show is based out of New Orleans, Louisiana which — perhaps more than any other place — embodies the existential threat of climate change. But like the city known as the Big Easy — Sea Change will also showcase joy, and resiliency — and tell powerful stories of people making a difference.

Sea Change is distributed by PRX and is a part of the NPR Podcast Network.

Made possible with major support provided by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. WWNO’s Coastal Desk is supported by the Walton Family Foundation, the Greater New Orleans Foundation and the Meraux Foundation.

Sea Change Episodes
  • It can be hard to find the bright spots amid an uncertain climate future. But they're there. On Sea Change, we're focusing entirely on solutions — stories about the good.
  • There are only around 51 Rice’s whales left in the world. And they’re the only whale that stays in one country’s territory: they live exclusively in the Gulf of Mexico…in US waters. A uniquely American whale. This also means the responsibility to protect these whales lies with the United States, but are we protecting them?
  • In this episode, we explore a growing threat to our freshwater supplies in coastal regions all over the country. With climate change, we are experiencing sea-level rise and more frequent droughts, both of which make it easier for saltwater to creep into places we don’t want it.
  • As we experience worsening impacts from climate change, we’re wondering: How can we rethink engineering? Instead of trying to control nature, can we design with nature? Today on Sea Change, we talk to MacArthur award-winning landscape architect, Kate Orff, and renowned environmental scientist, Don Boesch, about how they envision a future where instead of concrete, we turn to nature to protect us.
  • When the water comes for your home, how do you adapt? Today on Sea Change, we are bringing you an episode from our friends at KQED. The story you’re about to hear is from the third season of their podcast called Sold Out: Rethinking Housing in America.